Monday, March 16, 2009

so bazaar...

there's no better way to describe our experience at the new sls hotel restaurant, the bazaar, than to say that it was magnificently bizarre. they had everything from exploding olives to liquid nitrogen desserts to savory foams that adorned our various plates. it was an adult's gastronomic playground, to say the least, with its decor as funky and as fresh as the food they offered. with the awesome deal we got through dineLA's restaurant week, we were able to taste about half of the menu. 5 people, 4 plates each, you do the math. our senses were pushed to the limits and in the end were more than satisfied. we all agreed that although we were a few pounds heavier and a few dollars shorter, food is definitely luv.

here are some pictures of what we ate that night...
(photos courtsey of anna lee)

sliders: uni/jalepeno/avocado & foie gras/quince jam (i could eat a million of these)

liquid olives, lobster medallions, toro w/ watermelon

potato croquetas, canned oysters, japanese peaches w/ yogurt & persimmon, salty potatos

brussel sprout leaves, japanese eggplant, hilly and philly cheesesteaks, watermelon & tomato guts

shrimp paella, lamb loin w/ potato puree, braised veal cheeks, tuna steak, hanger steak with roasted peppers
the morphing mojito w/ disappearing cotton candy

floating coconut passion fruit island, hot chocolate mousse w/ salty nuts, clementine sorbet, tradtional flan
the dessert bar, the meat bar and marcel from top chef
general decor. totally like a trip thru alice in wonderland...
465 s la cienega blvd
los angeles, ca 90048
bon appétit~!


  1. Great pics! I was there friday and saturday for dinner. That's how much I love the Bazaar.

    : )

  2. Astonishing! Will link to this if that's OK from my site - I want to take the time to explore this Hotel!

  3. MyLastBite - your pics from the Bazzar are fabulous!!

    Presto Pronto - yes, of course! Please link away!!

    thank you both for your comments!

  4. That's a fantastic meal! It blows your mind away, the stuff they do.

  5. I was looking through your blogs. Beautiful pictures ... you have a wonderful aesthetic.

    How did you take pics of things here? Was everyone wondering why you were taking photos? :)

  6. haha i think every table was taking their own pics. i'm sure they welcome the pics, good pr for them.

  7. That's great. I bet your pics were the best!

  8. I'm dying to try it, but I fear it's not toddler (or wallet) friendly.

  9. I am a big fan of Chef Jose Andres, who is based in DC, and his restaurants here Jaleo, Cafe Atlantico, Oyamel and Zaytinya.

    I've heard great things about his Bazaar in LA and I'm glad you provided great pics!

    Spain has been at the forefront of molecular gastronomy to create exciting items like exploding olives so it's no surprise that a practitioner like Marcel from Top Chef is there.

  10. OK MIKA,
    If you've not already visited,
    you should next time you're in LA!

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